It’s 2020. If aliens are ever going to expose themselves, now would be the time. Over the summer, The New York Times reported that the Pentagon released a report where they admit that UFOs are real. They then squashed any doubt by later stating that by UFO, they mean a “craft, not of this world.”
Amongst all of the craziness of 2020, this seemed to go unnoticed by the public. Then early this week, former Israeli space security chief says aliens not only exist, but there is an entire Galactic Federation that the United States knows about. According to Haim Eshed, extraterrestrial beings have a base deep under the crust of Mars. American astronauts are currently on the base, and aliens have been intervening with humanity for years, even de-escalating nuclear war.
Eshed explained that the aliens don’t think humanity is ready to understand the existential truth of their existence. You can’t blame them. We’ve destroyed this planet and each other. How can we be prepared for aliens if we can’t even get along with our neighbor?
But what if they do decide to come down from the stars? Will they destroy us like they do in the movies? Will they wipe us off the face of existence with a push of a single button?
Plot twist! Aliens are peaceful and not only spiritual beings, but they’re all about the wubs. They are chill as fuck and just want to vibe. They come down from the mothership and ask for a playlist full of 10 dubstep bangers to cruise the milky way while they hotbox the ship.
This is what we gave them.

  1. Hello Human – Lsdream

Of course, we will start the playlist with Hello Human by Lsdream. As a human myself, I enjoy singing along but imagine rapping “Hello Human, Ew Your Planet is Gross” as an ET.

2. Space Boss- Liquid Stranger & Space Jesus

For the second song, we hit em with Space Boss as they sore out of our atmosphere. They’d probably start rolling up right about now.

3. Mind Tricks- Bassnectar Feat. Lafa Taylor

As the space weed starts to kick in Mind Tricks by necatar will surely blast them off into another dimension.

4. Jungle Juice – Ganja White Night & Liquid Stranger

Jungle Juice by Ganja seems like the perfect theme music for dodging asteroids and mini planets while traveling at lightspeed through the asteroid belt, aka the jungle of the milky way.

5. Wubbalubbadubdub- Jade Cicada

Assuming the aliens watch interdimensional television and love Rick and Morty as much as us humans Wubbalubbadubdub by Jade Cicada will have them vibing hard.

6. Expand the Universe- Lsdream

Soaring through the expanding universe while bumping Expand the Universe is a trip in its self.

7. Maintaining it All- Tiedye Ky

Tiedye Ky’s Maintaining it All will surely get the E.T’s heads knockin.

8. Alien Technology- Shlump

Wouldn’t be surprised if Alien Technology by Shlump is already on their playlist.

9. Me and You – Champagne Drip & Lucci

Me and You by Champagne Drip & Lucci will have every alien on board lost in their feelings.

10. Mercy Falls- Charlesthefirst

As the ETs start coming down from their trip and soar through the final constellations Mercy Falls by Charlesthefirst will surely chill them out with some lo fi wubs.

Check out the playlist here!

Alien Wubs

It is no secret that the music industry is getting hit harder than any other industry in America, and unfortunately, it is not getting any better. With no end to the pandemic in sight, major festivals such as Bonnaroo and Coachella are already forgoing the 2021 summer season and preparing for fall festivals once again. We all are in disarray as we desperately wait for live music to return to the way it was. We have made the best of the cards we’ve been dealt with and found creative, safe ways to enjoy live music, but everyone knows it is not the same. Drive-in raves and socially distant concerts, as fun, as they may be, are not sustainable and certainly won’t save the dying music industry.

I wish it were as simple as snapping our fingers to get live music back once the pandemic is over, but it’s not. The hard pill to swallow is that without venues, our favorite artists can’t perform. One may think that just because festivals are announcing dates that everything will be okay, but the truth is that touring and small venues are the backbone of the music industry. If they fall, everything else falls with it.

Without government funding and financial support, 90 percent of independent music venues could close its doors for good. It would be a devastating blow to the music industry and a steep climb back up.

Recently the House passed the “Heros Act.” which included provisions of the Save Our Stages Act, which would give 10 billion in funding to independent venues. The bad news is that the republican controlled senate is unlikely to pass the bill unless a deal is reached with the Democrats, leaving the “Cares Act’ in limbo.

The good news there is something we can do. The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is partnering with YouTube for a 3-day virtual music festival called Save Our Stages to raise awareness and donations for the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund to support our most vulnerable venues.

The festival will kick off Friday, October 16, at 8 pm on youtube and end on Sunday the 18th. The festival will host performances by Miley Cyrus, The Foo Fighters, Major Lazer, and more.

You can subscribe on youtube to watch #SOSfest for free and donate at Save Our Stages.

It’s also not too late to take action, by sending a message to your local representatives to drive support for government assistance. NIVA has a letter made up to send if you wish to lend your support.

Unless you live as a hermit and dismiss technology all together odds are you listen to music every day. It’s 2020. Everyone listens to music in some form or another. In fact, in today’s digital age, it’s damn near impossible to avoid it. According to a Nielson Music study in 2017, nearly 90 percent of Americans listen to music on a daily basis for about 32 hours per week. That’s a lot of our time dedicated to music, and without the advancement of technology, it wouldn’t be possible.

Music and technology go hand in hand. As technology advances to make our lives easier, we end up just adding more and more onto our plate. We are continually striving to be the most efficient we can be. Multi-tasking ultimately becomes our greatest skill as we try to cram as much as we can into 24 hours, and if you don’t, you, unfortunately, will be left in the dust. So how does every American have time to listen to 32 hours of music every week? Do we really listen?

I want you to really think about when you listen to music. You listen when you’re working out, sitting in traffic, writing your email, making dinner, in the shower, or mindlessly scrolling through social media. And how do we listen? Usually with our phones. We listen to music to distract us from what we are doing. We don’t actually listen to music. We treat music as background noise in our lives, so we don’t have to live in the moment.

Don’t get me wrong; music is a great escape. It makes driving and working tolerable. It pushes you to get in that last rep at the gym or run that last lap at the track, but music has more than that to offer. Because of streaming services, music has never been more accessible. Frankly, I couldn’t live without Apple Music, but it does come with a cost. It takes away from the magic of listening to a song the way your favorite artist intended. It went from being something you looked forward to doing everyday to something mundane and just a natural part of life, such as walking or breathing. Streaming apps are not only changing when we listen, but how we listen, and I fear we’re beginning to take music for granted.

Sixty years ago, when the only way to listen to the music of your choice was a vinyl record, the process of listening was a lot more exciting, and some may argue like a ritual. When a new record would drop, you had to go to the store, buy an album, drive home, and pop open the record player all before you could hear just one note. You would sit around the speaker like you would a tv and listen to the full album front to back.

Every song had a purpose and told a unique part of the story the artist was trying to portray. There were no distractions. You weren’t aimlessly scrolling through your phone or focusing on that email to make a sale. You were fully immersed in the sound. It wasn’t just something you did. It was an experience for the body, mind, and soul and the music reflected that. Bands and artists such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, the list can go on and on, would focus on the whole album. The whole experience. Every song meant something, and fans took the time not only to listen but interpret and consume every lyric, emotion, and guitar riff.

Today, at least in the mainstream, we seemed to have lost touch with the art of music. Songs are getting shorter and shorter. Lp’s are turning to Ep’s, and Ep’s are becoming singles. Our attention spans are disappearing, and the music is suffering. When did we choose the 2 min song made in 20 minutes over full-scale albums and seven-minute ballads? It’s not the artist’s fault either. It starts with us, the listener. Artists need to make a living, and if they have to make singles over albums, that’s what they’ll do. If we change our listening habits and fall in love with the art again, the music will follow. I’m not saying stop streaming music. I’m saying take time out of your day and dedicate it to listening to your favorite album—nothing else, just the music.

The good news is it’s not all doom and gloom. As much as things are changing, there is a demand to slow down. We’ve been fed the digital life so much; people are starting to get fed up. There’s a reason the demand for physical vinyl records is skyrocketing. There’s a reason meditation apps are the new big thing. People are starting to wake up and slow down. Sometimes we need a break from all the complex technology running our lives. We need to live in the moment and experience, not just the now but something real and physical. The Glass Animals said it best on the opening song of their new Album Dreamland.

“You’ve had too much of the digital love. You want everything live, you want things you can touch. Make it feel like a movie you saw in your youth. Make it feel like that song that just unopened you”

A revolution in listening to music needs to happen, but we’re on the right track. The more we sit down and listen to music the way it is intended, the more things will change. It won’t only help the artist. It will help the listener have a full experience in body, mind, and spirit. Just listening to your favorite artist with no distractions could be a form of meditation and could not only entertain you but ease your stress, anxiety, and overall well being. So get comfy, grab a drink, spark a joint, close your eyes, and get lost in the music, man.

Just seven months after the untimely death of the superstar rapper Juice Wrld, his estate dropped his first posthumous album titled “Legends Never Die” early Friday morning. The highly anticipated album which was announced early last week sent fans of all ages into a frenzy causing Spotify to temporarily crash as it earned over 73 million downloads in the first day. The biggest debut of any album in 2020.

All though Juice passed just 6 days after his 21st birthday back in December, the young artist established himself not only as a heavy weight in hip- hop but as a voice to a young generation struggling with identity, depression and mental health. Instead of following the stereotypical demeanor portrayed in rap culture of hiding your feelings and establishing a rough hard to break exterior of what it means to “be a man” juice raped about his emotions and in doing so related to millions of fans around the world. Instead of violence and being “hard” he exposed his vulnerabilities as he talked about depression, heartbreak, drug abuse, anxiety, love, and hope in his music. Mixed with his undeniable talent as a song writer and his ability to freestyle Juice became a legend at such a young age. In my opinion a mix of Kid Cudi and Lil Wayne would be an accurate representation of the late rapper.

Juice Wrld performing Robbery at Bonnaroo 2019

“Legends Never Die” picks up where his previous two albums “Goodbye & Good Riddance” and “Death Race for Love” left off. If you’ve been following the rapper since “Lucid Dreams” the opening monologue in his first track Anxiety will leave you in a whirl wind of emotions.

“Before I get up out of here, I wanna tell you that you can do anything you put your mind to, period. As long as you work hard, give it your all and don’t listen to what anybody got to say, it’s your world, you can do what you want, on bro, period
Always remember that, I love every single last one of y’all” Says Juice as it feels like he is talking to us beyond the grave.

Fans around the globe were not shy expressing how they felt as tweets flooded the twitterverse in for support of the late rapper. Mixed with emotions they rejoiced for new music from Juice but grieved for the loss of an icon.

“Legends Never Die” consists of 21 tracks with star studded features such as Hasley, Marshmello, and Trippie Red. Some speculate a song representing every year Juice was alive. He covers everything from drug abuse to love and anxiety. With the direction of his new project you can tell how much he’s grown as an artist and the potential he had. He truly was something special and without a doubt a legend. RIP Juice.

You can find “Legends Never Die” on all streaming platforms.

Dear Bonnaroo,
As June has come and gone, I sit in my apartment with my body not sore from dancing for four days straight, my mind not foggy from a 17-hour drive home, no Amish Donuts in my stomach, but yet I still feel a buzz that only Bonnaroo can produce. If you’ve been there, you understand.

If you have yet to experience the Farm, words cannot do it any justice. It’s not quite the same as returning from our beloved home, but I still feel something. Maybe it’s my body subconsciously thinking it was at Roo as it does every year at this time. Or perhaps it’s the memories from old photos and videos popping up from not only my phone but on my timeline from my friends. There is something special about Bonnaroo. Even when it doesn’t happen, the magic still somehow finds it’s way to us. Scrolling through my feed, watching videos and pictures of past Roos, and watching Homearoo streamed by Bonnaroo365, for now, the third weekend brought me through a roller coaster of emotions. From sadness to happiness, to nostalgia, euphoria, and back to sadness again.

The bonnablues are absolutely a real thing. But it also proved that Bonnaroo is more than just a gathering of hippies listening to music in a field every June. It’s a community like no other that lasts throughout the entire year. I frankly can’t think of any other festival that impacts people’s lives as much as Bonnaroo.

So many great things have happened in my life because I attended my first Roo back in 2017. Not only have I discovered new top-notch music year after year, but I’ve found a new home, made new lifetime friendships, and found love, as the Farm introduced me to my girlfriend of now almost three years. Bonnaroo will always have a special place in my heart.

Before the announcement of the cancellation, I was optimistic about experiencing Septemberoo. You may call it blind ignorance, but due to our world’s current state, I couldn’t think of anything more fitting to end this bizarre time. A place for four days with nothing but love, music, freedom, and togetherness, which we all need so desperately. A break and a release of everything we are going through. Of course, safety is the main priority, and all though it’s heartbreaking, we won’t be on the Farm this year, I understand and have come to peace with it.

2021 is far away, but imagine that feeling of walking through gates next year after everything the world has thrown at us. After not being on the Farm for two whole years. After fighting through the worst times of our lives, through the pandemic, the lockdown, racial injustice, unemployment, the list goes on, and we still have the peace of mind to smile through all the bullshit and come together through love and music.

Yes, the wait sucks, but Bonnaroo is always worth the wait, whether it’s 12 hours in line or two years in between. Next year will, without a doubt, be the best year yet. So thankyou Bonnaroo for giving us a light at the end of the tunnel. This year we will live through the memories we’ve made on the Farm, and I know we will be together soon.

Sincerely,

Tyrone Basket, a Bonnaroovian

Mac Miller’s first posthumous album titled “Circles” will be released on Friday January, 17th as a companion album from his critically acclaimed ‘Swimming LP” The news broke from Mac’s estate on Janurary 8th through his Instagram with a heartfelt letter from Mac’s Family describing Mac’s last body of work.

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Circles. January 17.

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Mac Miller’s posthumous project will be different than some we’ve seen in the past. It’s not a desperate money grab or a label trying to stay relevant. Its an attempt to truly capture Mac’s expression and message that he never got the chance to put out in the world. The album was nearly complete before Mac’s untimely passing in September of 2018. It was meant to accompany Swimming. Swimming In Circles was the concept. “Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle.”

Mac Had been working with producer Jon Brion who dedicated himself to finishing “Circles” after Mac’s death based on all the conversations he had with the rapper during their studio sessions.

After the album announcement the first single of “Circles” titled “Good News” was released two days later. Hearing Mac’s voice is surreal as he raps and sings over the gentle hypnotic beat with heavy lyrics that hit hard especially knowing that he is no longer with us.

You really get a sense of what Mac was going through as he sings ” Good news, good news, good news ,that’s all they wanna hear no, they don’t like it when I’m down “. Explaining how no one wants to hear about his problems and ultimately he’s alone. It then gets difficult to listen as he raps “I heard they don’t talk about me too much no more and that’s a problem with a closed door” and “there’s a whole lot more for me waitin’ on the other side”. It makes you wonder if he had a sense of his impending demise. Yet, as painful as the song is it is a beautiful work of self expression that the world needs to hear.


Mac Miller’s family will release information on “Circles” and his Charity on a new Instagram account @92tilinfinity

After the historic impeachment of Donald Trump, the 45th president of The United States, Bassnectar vows to throw a free show in celebration. Something he tweeted out to his fans back in 2017.

Bassheads couldn’t be happier begging Bassnectar(real name Lorin Ashton) to come to their city with of course Washington DC being the most popular choice.

Bassnectar is known for his activism with his numerous foundations and vocalizing his political views through social media and other various platforms urging his fans to register to vote and fight for their freedoms.

It is important to note that although President Trump was impeached he has not yet been removed from office. There is still a high possibility that he will remain the president for the remainder of his term. A trial will be held in January 2020.

In the world of trance Armin Van Burren has changed numerous lives throughout the globe with his music and live shows. With his recent release of his 7th studio Album “Balance” consisting of 28 tracks featuring stars such as Above and Beyond, Josh Cumbee, and Ne-Yo, Armin is sitting on top of the world but with his latest venture he aims to save the world. He is now been appointed the new global ambassador for the World Wide Fund for Nature charity, where his goal is to “motivate millions of people to join the movement to stop plastic waste being dumped in oceans”.

Armin wants the world to know that he is more than just a DJ. ” Besides being a DJ and producer, I am also a father and I want to give my kids the world they deserve, a world that not only they can appreciate, but one that can be enjoyed by many generations to come. “

As an ambassador he is going to be asking his fans to sign a petition through the #Beatplastic campaign which calls on all the world leaders in the UN to draft a treaty focusing on stopping the pollution of our oceans.

There is 8 million tons of plastic being dumped in our ocean each year and by 2030 this number is expected to double if nothing is done to stop it.

You can sign Armin’s petition by clicking the link below #beatplastic

https://yourplasticdiet.org/#what-can-i-do

With over a month of anticipation fans can finally rejoice as Subtronics and Zeds Dead are finally set to release they’re new song “Bumpy Teeth” at some point today.

On December 13 Subtronics teased the new record on twitter with the announcement on its December 17th release.

“Bumpy Teeth” will be released off of Zeds Dead’s label Deadbeats which has been taking the bass scene by storm ever since its inception into the music world last year.

It’s also been a massive year for Subtronics who has released gigantic collaborations with Rusko, Griz, Kayzo, and Snails. At this pace he’s ready to set the bass scene a blaze in 2020.

There is nothing quite like this time of year. The holiday shopping, the giant sales, the gifts, the food, the drinks, and everything consumerism has to offer us. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is well underway and our stress levels are spiked like the seltzers in your local liquor store. For us free spirit music lovers it gets even worse. We have bigger issues then just crossing gifts of our holiday check list. We have to figure out what festivals we’re going to hit as festival season rapidly approaches. Lineups are dropping, tickets are on sale, fests are already selling out. It’s madness out there and its not even 2020. Here’s a list of our top 5 Fests to hit in North America this season so far.

Electric Forrest

Taking Place June 25-June 28 in Rothbury, Michigan Electric Forrest is one of the most magical, eye opening, festivals one can experience. Celebrating they’re 10th anniversary with artists such as Bassnectar, Flume, and The String Cheese Incident , its safe to say Forrest is the Place to be at the end of June. There is nothing like the magic of getting lost in all the Forrest has to offer so its no wonder they sold out in less than hour. There is nothing more disheartening then setting an alarm the moment tickets go on sale just to find out they’re already sold out. Trust me I know and feel your pain. Luckily there is a ticket exchange and according to Electric Forrest everyone that signed up for the exchange last year received a ticket so there is still hope!

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

Back from a one year 2019 hiatus Okeechobee is kicking off the 2020 festival season from March 5-8 in Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee Florida . They are back better than ever with a star studded lineup including names like Glass Animals, Kaskade, Mumford & Sons, and Vampire Weekend. The vibes are described as a mix between Bonnaroo and Electric Forrest with palm trees and that fantastic Florida weather. Luckily tickets are still on sale but are moving fast!

Bonnaroo

Taking Place June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee Bonnaroo is the closest one can get to Woodstock in today’s day and age. As a fellow bonnaroovian I can say there is nothing that compares to being on the farm. Words can’t do it justice. Like an acid trip you won’t understand it until you experience it for yourself. There is a reason why thousands of people (myself included)buy tickets every year before the lineup is even released. They’ve released three clues already confirming Rezz, Marc Rebillet, and Pinegrove. There is also swarming rumors that Tool, Tame Impala, and Lizzo will be headlining. We’ll just have to wait for Janurary for the full lineup. Never the less Bonnaroo is not a Festival to be Missed!

Buku

Taking Place March 20-21 in the Great City of New Orleans Buku announces a stellar lineup that most fests cannot match. Headliners include Flume, Illenium, Tyler The Creator, Run The Jewels and many more.

Hangout Fest

Whats better than a festival on the beach? You got the sun, the sand, and great music especially when it comes to Hangout’s 2020 lineup. Located on Alabama’s Gulf Shores Hangout takes place from May 15-17. Its a beach party you don’t want to miss with performances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marshmello, Post Malone and more.

The Daily Frequency will be attending Okeechobee, Bonnaroo, and electric Forrest! Which Fests will you hit? Let us know in the comments.